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节哀顺变jié āi shùn biàn Often said as a token of condolence on a death 节外生枝jié wài shēng zhī New problems pop up unexpectedly 月到中秋分外明, 每逢佳节倍思亲yuè dào zhōng qiū fèn wài míng, měi féng jiā jié bèi sī qīn Longing to see family far away
春节 Chūnjié Spring Festival 元宵节 Yuánxiāojié Lantern Festival 上巳节 Shàngsìjié Shangsi Festival 清明节 Qīngmíngjié Qingming Festival 端午节 Duānwǔjié Dragon Boat Festival 七夕节 Qīxìjié Chinese Valentines Festival 中秋节 Zhōngqiūjié Mid Autumn Festival 重阳节 Zhòngyángjié Double Ninth Festival 腊八节 Làbā jié Laba Festival 花朝节 huā zhāo jié Flower Festival 寒食节 hán shí jié Cold Food Festival 雨节 yǔjié Rain Festival 半年节 bàn nián jié Half Year Festival 晒衣节 shài yī jié Clothes Drying Day
Women in China
Gender equality in China has been a long time coming. Traditions dating back thounsands of years are hard to shift. There has yet to be a woman appointed to the top rung of government committee. Change really only started to come after the foundation of the Peoples Republic in 1949. Our page on attitudes to women covers the few Imperial women leaders, marriage and concubines as well as foot binding. Read More
The founding father of China is the legendary Yellow Emperor [2718 BCE - 2598 BCE] of pre-history. He is credited with many innovations and inventions. The official year number in China starts at the year of his birth. Read More
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